Are servicers finally off the CFPB’s hit list?

Mortgage applications surge on refinancing boom Mortgage applications increased 8.9% on an adjusted basis during the week ended March 22, as the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell significantly to 4.45%, down from 4.55% the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Applications Survey.

The servicer loses its Small Servicer status as of January 1, 2016. If the same Small Servicer were, instead, to increase the loans it services to more than 5,000 as of October 1, 2015 and still services more than 5,000 loans as of January 1, 2016, the servicer would lose its Small Servicer status on April 1, 2016, 6 months after October 1, 2015.

How the CFPB’s Servicing Rules Apply to Small Servicers. Under the final rules, small servicers are those who (1) service 5,000 or fewer loans, for which the servicer or an affiliate is the creditor or assignee; or (2) are a housing finance agency. If the servicer or an affiliate is not the creditor or assignee of any loan within its portfolio,

NY appellate court scrutinizes the MERS standing issue U.S. Supreme Court Denies Defendants’ Petition for Certiorari in Schwab Case Relating to Violation of Fundamental Investment Policies – . directly conflicted with decisions of at least two other U.S. circuit courts of appeals, was contrary to Supreme Court jurisprudence establishing that standing must exist at the time a complaint.

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Today, new CFPB director Kathy Kraninger testifies to Congress for the first time. The House financial services committee will need to drill down with tough questions. Why? Kraninger’s written pre-filed statement reads like an answer to a warped question from old television’s Sergeant Joe Friday: "Just the irrelevant, off-point facts, ma’am."

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It appears that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) controversial indirect auto initiative may be over. Before the holidays, the CFPB issued a blog post setting forth its fair lending priorities for 2017. It identified those priorities as Redlining, Mortgage and Student Loan Servicing, and Small Business Lending.

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All provisions of the CFPB’s mortgage servicing final rule and interpretive rule were published in the Federal Register on October 19, most becoming effective 12 months after the date of. Finally, beyond the impact on ROE from rising. So that was kind of a good team effort and obviously good results.

Cordray: Bureau ‘still finding runarounds’. The CFPB will continue to stand beside consumers to make sure mortgage servicers are following the law," Cordray added. Under the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB has authority to supervise banks and credit unions with more than $10 billion in assets and certain nonbanks.